City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor as Ch. VII, Art. 5, Sec. 8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcohol and entertainment — See Ch. 61.
Juvenile curfew — See Ch. 158.
Police regulations — See Ch. 215.

§ 174-1 Prohibited acts.

[Amended 6-27-1977]
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand or remain idle, either alone or in consort with others, in a public place in such manner as to:
A. 
Obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building or hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Commit, in or upon any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or to any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress and regress therein, thereon and thereto.

§ 174-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOITERING
Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concept of spending time idly, to be dilatory, to linger, to stay, to saunter, to delay and to stand around and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment or other lawful purpose, but does not necessarily mean a place devoted solely to the uses of the public. It shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and also public grounds, areas or parks.

§ 174-3 Order to disperse.

When any person causes or commits any of the conditions enumerated in § 174-1 herein, a police officer or any law enforcement officer shall order that person to stop causing or committing such conditions and to move on or disperse. Any person who fails or refuses to obey such orders shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Sec. 8.3, Penalty, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 86-312.